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Series Headline News

Nick India & DQ Ent. Team on Keymon Ache

DQE, a leading animation, gaming, live action entertainment production and distribution company, today announces that the Group has signed a co finance and production agreement with Nick India, India's fastest growing kids channel and a part of Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd, to produce a local animated series for children.

Imax Headline News

IMAX Signs Eight-Theatre Deal in China

Building on a year of unprecedented international network growth, IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Guangzhou Jinyi Film & Television Group, Co., Ltd., a leading entertainment developer and exhibitor in China, to open eight IMAX theatres in China.

Cartoon Headline News

HP, Cartoon Network Launch All New Toon Creator Awards

HP and Cartoon Network have once again joined forces to unleash the inner animator in kids across Asia Pacific with an all-new Toon Creator Awards for 2010 (www.ToonCreatorAwards.com).

Media Headline News

Latest Bleach Episodes To Start Streaming On VizAnime.com

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues to generate tremendous momentum for its popular BLEACH series with the announcement that English-subtitled episodes from the most current story arc will begin streaming for free in the U.S. via the company’s premier website for anime, VIZAnime.com.

Licensing Headline News

Chorion Signs Dream Agent For Indian Subcontinent

Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion is expanding its growing global franchise for hit properties Mr. Men and Little Miss and Noddy by appointing Dream Theatre as its agent for the Indian subcontinent.

Foundry Headline News

The Foundry Arms Singapore Schools With Nuke

The Foundry, a leading developer of visual effects software whose products have been used to make globally acclaimed movies such as Avatar and Robin Hood, is pleased to announce that a number of specialist VFX educational centres in Singapore and across Asia are investing heavily in its powerful compositing tools Nuke and NukeX.

Animation Headline News

Japan and China Working on Joint Animation Fest

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao have discussed launching a joint animation festival, reports VARIETY. Hatoyama met with Wen when the prime minister visited Japan. One of the top topics was cultural exchanges. The event would bring Chinese animation to Japan and visa versa in stand alone events.

Imax Headline News

Prince Of Persia Opens in IMAX Theatres Internationally

IMAX Corporation today announced that the epic action-adventure Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, from hit-making producer Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Mike Newell and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina will open in 53 IMAX theatres internationally, with 20 of those IMAX locations opening this week starting on May 19.

Animation Headline News

'The New Adventures of Peter Pan' Coming to TV in 3D

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:00am

As reported on CGTantra, DQ Entertainment, a global animation, gaming and live action entertainment production and distribution company announced a deal to make 26 half hour episodes of The New Adventures of Peter Pan in animated 3D.

Animation Headline News

Technicolor's Paprikaas Animation Awarded Kung Fu Panda Series

Technicolor (Euronext Paris 18453; NYSE: TCH) today announced that Nickelodeon, part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: KDE), has awarded Technicolor's Bangalore-based animation studio, Paprikaas, the Kung Fu Panda TV series, which will be produced as an animated series for the worldwide broadcast market, initially comprising 26 episodes.

Animation Headline News

Aardman Partnering on Canimals

Aardman Animation is teaming up with Korean animation house Voozclub and Spain's Screen 21 to produce the children's property, CANIMALS, reports VARIETY. Aardman will head up the writing of the 52 seven-minute episodes, as well as the voicing. Voozclub and Screen 21 will handle design, animation and sound production.

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